Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: The Reds keep marching
Liverpool eased past Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 to cement their place at the top of league. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk scored the two goals to help the Reds cruise past their Friday night opponents in a driving rain at the Molineux.
The first goal came in the 18th minute when a free-kick move was broken down but Jurgen Klopp’s men kept possession. Fabinho then did a neat exchange with Sadio Mane to find himself on the byline with space. The Brazilian then provided a clever cutback for Salah to score. It looked like an easy finish but the way the Egyptian flicked the ball from outside of the boot at first contact to get past Rui Patricio was magical.
Wolves had a couple of chances during the latter period of the first half, partly down to the sloppiness of Liverpool in possession. Matt Doherty and Adama Traore had pops at goal but Alisson Becker was there for the Reds to make the saves and keep hold of the ball on a wet surface.
The league leaders got their second goal in the 68th minute when Salah picked up the lose ball following a clearing header. The Egyptian drove the cross towards the six-yard box and van Dijk was there to finish it first time like a striker. The game was done and dusted at that moment.
This result leaves Liverpool four points clear of Manchester City with the Cityzens due to play Crystal Palace tomorrow. Wolves stay at seventh position in the table and are vulnerable to go a place or two down by Sunday.
Here’s how the Reds fans reacted on the social media:
WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE, WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE,
AND NOW YOU’RE GONNA BELIEVE US AND NOW YOU’RE GONNA BELIEVE US, AND NOW YOU’RE GONNA BELIEVE UUUUUS!
WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE!
— Invincibles 18/19 (@WysAkhi) December 21, 2018
A hard fought win against a good team. Wolves were much tougher than Mnchester United. Jurgen’s red army marches on!
— Chewbacca Suarez (@_sain93) December 21, 2018
Clean sheet and Christmas at the top of the table. Reds
— James Silbermann (@terpinva) December 21, 2018
SALAH THE KING OF THE MATCH A GOAL AND ASSIST
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) December 21, 2018
They said one sesson wonder. Well done 🔴 who’s next 😎
— Nasiimo (@Nasiimo1) December 21, 2018
It’s been a hard day’s night, cold and rainy match, yet a well deserved win for Liverpool. Great to be top of the @premierleague , and hopefully till the end of the season it will be the same song.
— Dr. Ukë Maxharraj (@ukemaxharraj) December 21, 2018